International Trade Commission
The International Trade Commission (ITC) is an independent federal commission charged with certain responsibilities under the U.S. trade laws. It primarily functions as a fact-finding body of conditions and developments in various international trade segments. It also is charged with making determinations as to whether a selected U.S. industry is being injured by foreign competition. This is an integral part of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and Section 201 safeguard investigations.
The ITC is also responsible for updating and revising the tariff nomenclature and the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States in order to ensure that they reflect relevant international agreements and changes in technology.
Environmental Protection Agency
Customs and Border Protection enforces rules and regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These regulations relate to products which have an impact upon the environment. Among the most common are EPA regulations on motor vehicles (an area where the Department of Transportation also has responsibility).
United States Trade Representative
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is a member of the cabinet. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative acts as the principal negotiator of U.S. trade policy and also is one of the key advisors to the President on trade related issues.